Physical Description: 112 file folders
Bill files are arranged chronologically by legislative session and then numerically by bill number.
Scope and Content Note
Bill Files were created by Tom Bane while he served as a state Assembly Member from 1975-1984. The files may include bill
amendments; analyses; letters, resolutions, telegrams, testimony, position statements in support or opposition; author's floor
and committee statements; press releases; newspaper editorials and clippings; and background reports, information, and data.
Bane advocated for improving the environment by passing legislation regarding solar energy (AB, 1975-1976), car smog control
(AB1582, 1975-1976), and coastal development permits (AB2706, 1975-1976; AB1927, 1977-1978; and AB2128, 1983-1984).
Medical malpractice was also important to Bane, and he passed legislation to cease medical malpractice (AB2566, AB2783, AB3642,
AB2845, AB3XX, and AB12XX, 1975-1976; AB59, 1977-1978; and AB301, 1983-1984) as well as to have better control over Medi-Cal
(AB1986, 1977-1978; AB2174 and AB3398, 1983-1984).
Bane was also a supporter of housing affordability (AB579, AB1651, AB1900, AB1901, AB2028, and AB2029, 1975-1976; and AB476,
1979-1980); unemployment insurance (AB1637, AB1638, AB1639, AB1640, AB2784, 1975-1976; AB1152 and AB1612, 1979-1980; and AB2398,
1981-1982); social security (AB2721 and AB2772, 1975-1976; AB37, 1979-1980; and AB339, 1981-1982); and compensation for veterans
(AB242, AB2549, and AJR21, 1981-1982).
Some special topics in which Bane was involved include: Constitutional Amendment regulation Budget (AJR17, 1979-1980); War
Criminals Resolution (HR9, 1979-1980); Jerusalem Day (HR41, 1979-1980); Terrorism (AB1746, 1981-1982); Outlawing "Police Killer
Bullets" (AB2392, HR41, 1981-1982); American Indian Day (AB1478, 1983-1984); Equal Rights Amendment (AJR1, 1983-1984); and
Israel Anniversary Resolution (HR21, 1983-1984).
Bill Files from 1959-1964 and 1985-1992 were not transferred to the State Archives.
1975-1976: AB4-AB3773, AB3X-AB5X, AB3XX, AB12XX (15ff) LP449:1-15
1975-1976: AB3951-AB4441, ACA6-ACA104, ACR108-ACR208 (4ff) LP220:134-137
1977-1978: AB42-AB2370 (13ff) LP449:16-28
1977-1978: AB2456-AB3741, ACA7-ACA60, ACR21-ACR84, AJR81 (5ff) LP220:138-142
1979-1980: AB35-AB3402, ACA1, ACA 50, ACR159, AJR17, HR9, HR41 (24ff) LP449:29-52
1981-1982: AB2-AB3808, ACA25, ACA58, AJR21, HR41 (19ff) LP449:53-71
1983-1984: AB28-AB4056, ACA1, ACA6, AJR1, AJR107, HR21, AB32X (32ff) LP449:72-103